Nigeria is an African country, often referred to as ‘the Giant of Africa’, containing more than 200 million people by population. It has a cool atmosphere and mineral resources that can sustain the entire residents, and even more for export. Among these millions of people, the youths are up to 60%, and about 59% are real hustlers who work so hard, and would hardly sleep just to earn a living.
It is unfortunate to know that the Nigerian Government has proudly denied the Nigerian youths the right to good jobs, freedom, and even good education. And, this is the major reason why the youths scramble to create jobs for themselves in order to survive. Of course, becoming a university graduate seems to be a waste of time as regards getting a befitting job upon graduation.
However, most Nigerian Youths do Yahoo because the government has conditioned them to do so. Again, they are learning from the government who are the major yahoo boys. Think about this, if the government can borrow billions of dollars from other countries without any hope or intention to pay back the money, then they are the major yahoo boys with the highest rank.
In fact, the Nigerian Youths are even better than them because they (Nigerian youths) sit on their computer desk, reach an agreement with some foreigners, and get money from them. In the end, they use the money to develop the country while extending some favor to their relations and friends.
But the Nigerian government goes out there and borrow billions of dollars, share it among themselves, and uses it to send their relatives abroad for a quality living, education, and healthy life. Let’s see the 5 justified reasons why most Nigerian youths do yahoo.
5 Justified Reasons Why Nigerian Youths do Yahoo
- Bad Government (the major reason)
- High rate of Unemployment
- Lack of good Social Amenities
- High rate of Poverty
- Poor Educational System and Facilities
1. Bad Governance
Bad Governance is the major reason why Nigerian Youths do Yahoo, and in fact, the other reasons listed above are all encapsulated and triggered by Bad Governance. This is because Bad governance is the factor that triggers a high rate of unemployment, lack of good social amenities, high rate of poverty, poor educational system and facilities, including many other ugly scenarios such as Terrorism, Fulani Herdsmen evil deeds, Boko Haram, to mention but a few, as experienced in Nigeria. Bad Governance is the father of Yahoo. Bad Governance gave birth to Yahoo Boys.
2. High rate of Unemployment
Do you know that 99% of Nigerian Youths do not have any befitting job from the government? Yes, Nigerian Youths are vibrant, creative, brilliant, and very hard working too. In fact, there is no country that does not have Nigerian Youths as hardworking residents because they travel far and wide to develop their skills, learn more, and become greater people despite the setback and discouragement from their country.
Now, can you imagine what would happen to more than a 100million youths who have been denied good jobs by the government? You would discover that ‘in the absence of good jobs, the people will be conditioned to get into different fields and try to create jobs for themselves.
It is true that the government must not provide good jobs for all the youths as they have claimed, but what about the good environment and basic social amenities that will help the people to become great entrepreneurs? The government has denied that too. Think about good road, steady power supply, good economy, availability of raw materials and resources for work, and a lot more. You see, it is nothing to write home about. This issue is further discussed in the next point below.
3. Lack of good Social Amenities
Let’s put this into practice. Think of a Nigerian Youth who wants to become a welder. Apart from the Welding instruments and other efficient costs, he/she must buy a big Liesta and drums of Diesel to run and operate the business for a month, because there is no steady light.
Think of other professions and handworks such as Fashion Designing, Barbing, Computer programming, Graphic Designing, and in fact, all handworks, they cannot practically run efficiently without having the basic social amenities from the government who has denied them of a good job.
It seems we are diving too far, do you know that the Nigerian government cannot even provide drinking water to the citizens? And yet, during the Covid-19 Pandemic, they preach every day for people to wash their hands under running water for 20minutes every time, but cannot provide any water tap in the communities talk more of the ones that are functioning.
At this moment, you are probably reasoning along, but there are a lot more to talk about.
4. High rate of Poverty
Following the above premises and analysis, you would notice that the bad governance of Nigeria has led to a dangerously high rate of poverty among millions of Nigerian citizens. And, this is one of the major reasons why Nigerian Youths choose to go into the Yahoo business. Now, you may be thinking right now that this Yahoo business is not good with the logic that they also need a power supply to work and some basic social amenities, so if they can get those facilities for work, why don’t they channel it into some more ‘legal’ jobs?
Well, if you think in such a manner, you are thinking straight, but there are some factors that yet vague before you. Now, this is how it works. It is a good habit to start-up more legal businesses, and 100% of Nigerian youths seem to be eager to get into such types of business only if they will get maximum income as compared to the hard work they put in. This is why most people join the Yahoo business because they are 70% assured that if they take it seriously, they will make maximum income, and extend the income to their loved ones.
You must keep in mind that the major aim of this amazing article is to focus on the major problem and not on the grandchildren or descendants of the major problem. However, joining Yahoo is not a good habit because of the nature of the business. So, you are advised not to join Yahoo, rather keep reading to see what you should do rather than Yahoo.
In the end, this point explains the fact that bad governance, which gave birth to poverty, is a major reason why Nigerian Youths join Yahoo. What’s next? Let’s find out!
5. Poor Educational System and Facilities
Education in Nigeria seems to exist in oblivion because the direct value is very insignificant. It is so bad that millions of Nigerians are educated with the highest level of degree, Ph.D., but the education impact is nothing to write home about. This is because the government has refused to provide a good quality studying environment, instruments, and equipment, and even hope for a job after school.
You may have encountered University graduates scream “School na Scam” with a heavy sigh. Well, that has summarized everything about this point. Now, under the poor educational system and facilities, the university learns poorly and in the end, they won’t get the professional knowledge about their field of study, and they won’t even know they have missed a lot until they come to graduate and see that a lot of time has been wasted.
However, this issue is rooted in bad government who have denied the students an opportunity to acquire sound education, and so, when they graduate, they end up looking for anything to do to earn a good living. This is one of the major reasons why Nigerian Youths join Yahoo. Now, who takes the blame? It seems to be the government, but it doesn’t end here.
Again, most students do not even wait to graduate, they dive into the Yahoo business right from their first year in the University, or even before entering the university because the products of bad governance is becoming clearer to everybody and thus condition them to run after the black goat in the day time, rather than night.